Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix announced for PS3

#1 Edited by JJOR64 (18784 posts) -

(My bad if this has been posted already.)

Joystiq reports that HD remakes of KH1, KHreCOM, and KH 358/2 Days will launch sometime next year in Japan.

Square Enix has revealed Kingdom Hearts is finally on its way to current-era home consoles. In typical wacky naming fashion for the publisher, the bundle including HD remastered versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts - Re:Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will launch in 2013 under the banner of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix.

No stranger to re-releases, the Kingdom Hearts franchise will further update the PS2 re-release of Chain of Memories – originally a GBA game – to the PS3. Final Mix was a Japanese-exclusive re-release of the first game, which added new content found in the North American version of the game. Though the DS-exclusive 358/2 Days would probably see the most tweaking to get it to land on home consoles, speculation based on a Famitsu report is the PS3 release will only feature remade cutscenes from in the handheld title and not its gameplay.

#2 Posted by Hailinel (22720 posts) -

I'd love to get this, especially if the original KH's controls were updated to at least the standards of KH2.

#3 Posted by AsperGamer (161 posts) -

I am not really sure this is a such a good idea. Don't get me wrong, I have every Kingdom Hearts on PS2, GBA, DS and 3DS and I love it, but PS3 remakes? Just exactly will constitute a remake - from the ground up?

#4 Posted by tyxja (271 posts) -

No way. These will just have HD coats on em.

#5 Edited by TepidShark (1044 posts) -

Hope that it is localized, if not hopefully it will remain region-free. Here is the Giant Bomb page for it by the way, characters, locations, etc should probably be added to it.

#6 Edited by Levio (1781 posts) -

@AsperGamer: Many people say they'd like to play the KH sequel games but don't have the handheld systems, and SE's insistence that these games be played to follow the storyline both confuses and enrages those who liked KH1&2 and want to follow the story into KH3.

EDIT: So to these people, even basic port would be good enough.

#7 Posted by TheHT (10288 posts) -

I don't think I have any interest in getting up to speed on Kingdom Hearts. I don't think it'll be too complicated or anything, it all just doesn't look very interesting anymore.

At this point, I think I'd rather just jump in when Kingdom Hearts 3 proper comes out.

#8 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

I always did want to play Chain of Memories. I guess it's worth it for that.

#9 Posted by AngelN7 (2959 posts) -

Chain of memories? pffft what a waste... I would totally buy a KH, KH2 , KH Birth By Sleep HD collection.

#10 Edited by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

I'd play KH final mix, but I'm not interested in any other games in that series. I hope I can get it on psn for less.

Now someone tell them to do FF12:Zodiac edition HD.

#11 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2599 posts) -

I know square enix can go for a longer title for kingdom hearts then that.

#12 Posted by AsperGamer (161 posts) -

@TheHT said:

I don't think I have any interest in getting up to speed on Kingdom Hearts. I don't think it'll be too complicated or anything, it all just doesn't look very interesting anymore.

At this point, I think I'd rather just jump in when Kingdom Hearts 3 proper comes out.

If people want it they should be able to get it, can't argue with that.

#13 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

KH the new CoD? Seems like they make one of these every year and it's the same game over and over.

#14 Posted by Kyelb22 (295 posts) -

While I'm excited for this because I've been waiting for HD Kingdom Hearts since HD collections first became a thing, it feels strange to just have KH1 and not 2. Also, if it's true that 358/2 days isn't the actually game, that just fucking sucks. Seems like a terrible package if its just KH1, Chain of Memories, and the cutcsenes from 358/2.

#15 Posted by TheHT (10288 posts) -

@AsperGamer said:

@TheHT said:

I don't think I have any interest in getting up to speed on Kingdom Hearts. I don't think it'll be too complicated or anything, it all just doesn't look very interesting anymore.

At this point, I think I'd rather just jump in when Kingdom Hearts 3 proper comes out.

If people want it they should be able to get it, can't argue with that.

Oh no, absolutely. I just remember a few months back when I was excited at the prospect of a Kingdom Hearts HD collection but now would rather just dive in. Or should I say, deep dive... in.

#16 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4481 posts) -

What? That's ridiculous. I was pretty hyped for something like this, but there's really no excuse to not include 2, BbS, and Re:Coded.

Although not including the actual game from 358/2 is actually probably a pretty good idea. That game fucking sucked. Still, I don't think I can rationalize spending money on a package like this due to how incomplete it seems.

#17 Posted by Hunter5024 (5175 posts) -

I had this idea in a list I was writing about an hour before they announced it. I would rather it have KH2 than all that other junk, but if they release 2.5 later on with a ps2 Birth by Sleep included then I will be happy.

#18 Posted by MachoFantastico (4307 posts) -

Hasn't this been rumoured for a while now, remember around E3 time there was speculation.

I'm in, as long as they do a decent job. But yeah, not including the other games sort of sucks. Though I suspect it's not a quick fix to HD them.

#19 Posted by CountRockula (398 posts) -

There are really only two Kingdom Hearts games worth playing, and this collection is missing one of them. Seems like a really terrible value. This makes me wish Square Enix were more interested in making things available on PSN. They're most definitely already at work on Kingdom Hearts 2.5, which I assume will be a collection of 2, Birth By Sleep, and maybe something else; I really don't care about any of their portable nonsense, but if they were to put each of the games up separately on PSN, I'd definitely be interested in having HD versions of 1 and 2.

#20 Posted by Video_Game_King (34619 posts) -

I really hope that they don't stick with the 1.5.

#21 Posted by Vexxan (4598 posts) -

Meh, I'd rather see a KH1 and KH2 bundle. Almost all of the spin-offs are just terrible.

#22 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1210 posts) -

Hope it comes out in the US.

#23 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1400 posts) -

Am super excited but the 1.5 is so obvious, the next HD "Remix" will be 2.5 and will include KH2 and Birth by Sleep and probably Dream Drop Distance (2.75 for that one). I don't care as long as it keeps getting closer to the 3. At least the secret message at the end of KH 3D was predicting a near-ish future.

#24 Posted by bartok (2371 posts) -

Shitty and insane names for Kingdom Heart games is mandatory.

I tried to play the 3DS game and while it is technically fine and an extremely beautiful, I just realized I don't really give a shit about the series anymore.

#25 Posted by LikeaSsur (1430 posts) -

Would it be too much to just ask for Kingdom Hearts 3?

It would? Okay...

#26 Posted by General_Boredom (24 posts) -

I'd rather see Birth By Sleep on PSN.

#27 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1782 posts) -

Everyone keeps forgetting about Re:Coded. They're going to release 2.5 with KH2, BBS, and Re: Coded. Then they'll release KH: 3D as a standalone 2.75.

#28 Posted by Dixavd (1136 posts) -

Just so people know, the HD parts of 359/2 days isn't the game; it is just certain cut-scenes viewable in a Theatre-like mode. So it is basically a HD version of KH Final Mix + (Chain of Memories) with 358/2 days scenes.

#29 Posted by Senno (74 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

Chain of memories? pffft what a waste... I would totally buy a KH, KH2 , KH Birth By Sleep HD collection.

This.

#30 Posted by Atwa (564 posts) -

No Kingdom Hearts 2? 
 
No buy.

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